September 23, 2023


Art Is Experience

Monster Energy’s Tom Schaar and Trey Wood Premiere High-Octane Skateboard Video ‘Highway in the Sky’

Monster Energy’s Tom Schaar Skateboard Video Highway in the Sky

“This was my very first skate excursion due to the fact the full pandemic started and I was so bored at property. With not staying able to fly, all the contests staying cancelled and the full scenario listed here in California finding pretty terrifying, it was time to get out on the street once again.” Tom Schaar.

The 2020 skateboard contest year has been cancelled for the reason that of the pandemic, but Monster Energy’s Tom Schaar and Trey Wood keep bringing the stoke with a brand name-new skateboard video clip function. Launched to international audiences throughout Monster Energy’s social media channels currently, ‘Highway in the Sky’ captures a 7 days-long tour of legendary Oregon and NorCal concrete skateparks in a fascinating 3-moment edit.

Viewers can now go on line and check out two of the world’s top experienced park skateboarders in the brand name-new ‘Highway in the Sky’ video clip, are living now on YouTube. Anticipate big airs and significant-speed lines less than northwestern skies at legendary skateparks together with hardly ever-been-done transfers at Do-it-yourself places.

“This was my very first skate excursion due to the fact the full pandemic started and I was so bored at property. With not staying able to fly, all the contests staying cancelled and the full scenario listed here in California finding pretty terrifying, it was time to get out on the street once again,” mentioned Monster Energy crew rider Schaar.

As aspect of Crew U.S.A. Skateboarding, the 20-12 months-old from Carlsbad, California was poised to stand for the United States in skateboarding’s debut at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, now postponed because of to the international coronavirus pandemic. So, when teammate Wood launched the idea for a street excursion, taking a van from San Diego to Portland with a crew of close friends, Schaar was on board.

“I just desired to get items going once again soon after all this time sitting at property in Arizona,” mentioned Wood about the impetus for the mission. Joining the excursion in the very first 7 days of August had been close friends and certified skatepark destroyers this sort of as Chris Russell, Jake Wooten, Tom Remillard, Clay Kreiner, Skyler King, Chris Gregson, Klay Andersen, Cody Lockwood and Kevin Kowalski.

In get to seize the experience in crisp footage, the crew introduced filmer Braden Gonzales as very well as a secret weapon: Pro skateboarder and filmer Gregson, acknowledged for his participating observe-digital camera shots on park terrain. “He is a wizard powering the digital camera and when you go out filming with Gregson, you just know it is heading to be particular,” mentioned Schaar.

Around training course of 1 7 days, the squad skated significant-profile skateparks along the route, hallowed ground steeped in decades of skate background. “A few of us had hardly ever been to Oregon and the concrete parks are surely the most effective in the world. Absolutely everyone killed it and they shut it down at each individual session!” mentioned Schaar.

Stops involved the Dreamland Skateparks-designed Bud Cross Skatepark in Brookings, Buffington Park in Port Orford, and Klamath Falls Skatepark, all in Oregon.

Also, particular treats like the concrete bowl in Kevin Kowalski’s backyard in Seal Rock and the indoor vert bowl at skatepark designer Mark ‘Red’ Scott’s home. Furthermore, a obligatory pilgrimage to legendary Burnside Bridge Do-it-yourself in Portland and the forty,000 square-foot Volcom Brothers Skate Park in Mammoth Lakes, California, as the grand finale.

“Some of these parks have been around due to the fact in advance of I was born. It’s gnarly to think of all the tips that went down there and eventually finding to skate these destinations was pretty surreal,” mentioned Wood, who acquired his very first pro model skateboard by his board sponsor, Madness Skateboards, 1 day in advance of embarking on the excursion.

Along the way, Wood and Schaar manufactured absolutely sure to include a few hardly ever-been-done tips to the legacy of Northwest skateparks. Recognised as 1 of the world’s most competitive park skateboarders with 9 X Games medals to his identify, Schaar is primarily stoked on clinching the ender for “Highway in the Sky”, filmed at “a actually smooth and wonderful Do-it-yourself constructed by Cody Lockwood less than a bridge in Portland.”

But no spoilers! The only way to find out is to check out the significant-electrical power ‘Highway in the Sky’ video clip correct now on YouTube. Also make absolutely sure to browse the powering-the-scenes report featuring street stories from Schaar and Wood on the Monster Energy web page.

Now that the video clip has launched, Wood and Schaar are now plotting their upcoming street excursion to gather a lot more footage for upcoming video clip projects. Subsequent up, the crew will be hitting up legendary concrete parks all throughout Idaho in early September. Regardless of the ongoing results of the pandemic, remaining cooped up at property is just not an selection.

“We’re all waiting around for items to get back to normal and contests to begin back up. So correct now, it is the fantastic time to go on some journeys to film and get footage,” mentioned Schaar.

Catch all the motion in the brand name-new ‘Highway in the Sky’ video clip clip, are living now on YouTube.

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